Employment & Education
All Ukrainians who come to Canada as part of these measures will be eligible to apply for open work permits, making it easier for employers to quickly hire Ukrainian nationals. As previously announced, IRCC will issue open work permits to Ukrainian visitors, workers, and students who are currently in Canada and cannot safely return home.
A Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) for individuals fleeing Ukraine has been established: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/ukraine-measures/cuaet.html.
There will be no limit to the number of Ukrainians who can apply. This is the fastest, safest, and most efficient way for Ukrainians to come to Canada and eliminates many of the normal visa requirements. All Ukrainian nationals will be able to apply through this new path, and, pending background checks and security screening, their stay in Canada could be extended by at least 2 years.
The program gives you a visitor visa, which is
1) is fee-exempt
2) is valid for 10 years or until your passport expires
3) allows you to travel in and out of Canada, as long as your visa is valid
4) will be processed on a priority basis
5) gives you the option to apply for a fee-exempt work permit at the same time
6) gives you the right to stay in Canada for up to 3 years at a time or until your passport expires. When your status in Canada is about to expire, you need to apply to extend your stay.
For comprehensive information about immigration for those affected by the situation in Ukraine, please see these government websites:
2) Additional Immigration Support for Those Affected by the Situation in Ukraine
3) Here is a link to the guide “How to Apply for the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel”
4) A video guide in English on how to apply for this program
5) A video guide in Ukrainian
6) Additional information from the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada
7) How to apply for an urgent visitor Visa